Sunday, May 25, 2008

Pay it Forward

I want to get this one going. I love the idea of it.

It's a Pay it Forward for all those that read my blog.

The ones that leave a comment on this blog will get a free handmade gift from me. :) Only if they are going to pay it forward. The one I just saw, one lady made a breaded braclet with the recipent's name on it and that lady made a dress for one of her friends little girls and it just goes on and on. So, leave me a comment to let me know you're game and I'll 'pay it forward.'

Sounds like fun doesn't it?

Friday, May 16, 2008

I'm sick to my stomach

I've spend 3+ months working on the cross stitch above for a friend of mine in Virginia that I grew up with that just had her first baby. I'm getting ready to frame it and I see this little spot of pink outside of the design area but clearly inside of what's to be framed. Isaac had markers out last night coloring at the table. Guess what else he marked? I'm heartbroke and a little sick to my stomach. I'm not sure how to fix this kind of mistake. Bleach is too strong and yellow's the fabric. I can't stitch anything extra over it because it wouldn't be in line with the rest of the design. :(

Feeling sorry for myself.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


I slept hard last night, but not deep. I kept dreaming of my grandmother that passed away last October. She and my mom came to my church. (but we had stadium seating). My grandmother was very feeble and couldn't talk, it was almost like she was senile. I sat down, closer to the stage of the church and my mom and grandma were maybe 10 or so rows up from me. They waved as they sat down, my grandmother smiled. Then flash, church was over and we're all on our way out. Grandma smiles at me as mom physically helps her out of the church and that's it. It was sad and somewhat depressing and has followed me around today. I'm not sure what to make of it. Use to be I would dream of Mackenzie's biological father when I was stressed out and upset. We would never talk but he was always in the background hanging over me.

I'm sure my subconscious mind was trying to soothe it's self from yesterday's events. Getting fired/downsized from a job you liked to do but didn't like the people you did it for is still upsetting.

Today has been very freeing though. I'm somewhat dreading that I have to work one more day. But I'll get through it and it'll be just fine.

On a side note, Isaac's has another doc. appointment Thursday at 2:45 and Evan Grace goes to the doc the following week for vaccinations. She was so sick turning her well baby check-ups that we're way off schedule. Poor things, are going to be mad at me when it's all over.

Friday, May 2, 2008


I finally finished my hedgehog cross stitch for Love Quits Sunday night. YEAH! After two round of bad tendonitis I was finally able to finish the last few stitches I had without any wrist pain! I'm trying to finish a baby sampler I started a few months ago for my friend Jessica (what a great name) back home. She just had her first baby and I can't wait for her to see the stitch. :)

Heres the one I just finished. Isn't it cute???

You have to put your name and state at the bottom so the child that gets the quilt of all the stitched squares can see how many people have pitched in to help and where they are from. Awwwww!